Healthy Habits Coach for Women Over 50

Janet Omstead - Healty Habits Coach

Healthy Habits Coach for Women Over 50

By Published On: April 29th, 2023

Why Self-Care Matters

In today’s fast-paced and hectic world, taking care of ourselves often falls by the wayside. For mid-life female executives, the pressure to succeed at work and home can be overwhelming, leading to neglect of their health and well-being. It’s easy to put self-care on the back burner, especially when managing multiple responsibilities. However, taking care of yourself is crucial, especially as you age, and a health coach can help you make sustainable healthy habits a priority.

The Role of a Healthy Habits Coach

A health coach is a trained professional who works with clients to achieve their health and wellness goals. Whether it’s weight loss, managing menopause symptoms, or reducing stress and anxiety, a health coach can help you identify the changes you need to make to improve your overall well-being. They can provide guidance and support as you navigate behaviour change and work to create sustainable healthy habits so you can thrive through menopause and beyond.

Putting Yourself First

One of the most important things a health coach can help you with is putting yourself first – or, as I like to call it, PLAY (Please Look After Yourself). For many mid-life women executives, taking time for themselves feels selfish, but it’s crucial for their physical and mental health. A health coach can help you prioritize self-care, such as exercise, relaxation, and fun (hello, play!) activities to manage your responsibilities better while caring for your needs.

Creating Sustainable Healthy Habits

Another key area where a health coach can help is in creating sustainable healthy habits. It’s easy to fall into fad diets and exercise programs that promise quick results, but these are often unsustainable and can lead to yo-yo dieting and burnout. A health coach can help you identify the changes you need to make to improve your health and work with you to create a manageable and sustainable plan for the long term.

Working with a Health Coach for Menopause

Menopause is a significant transition in a woman’s life and can come with many physical and emotional symptoms. Many women struggle to manage these symptoms independently, and a health coach can provide the guidance and support needed to navigate this period of change. A health coach can help with lifestyle changes, such as nutrition and exercise, as well as emotional support and strategies for managing sleep, stress and anxiety. Menopause is not an illness or a phase you have to endure. With the correct information, you can make some simple habit-based changes that will usher you into an exciting new chapter in a life filled with joy and excellent health.

Fun Healthy Habits for Women Over 50

As we age, it’s essential to continue to engage in activities that bring us joy and keep us mentally and physically active. A health coach can help you identify fun activities that align with your interests and abilities and work with you to incorporate them into your daily routine. Whether hiking, dancing, or trying a new hobby, a health coach can help you prioritize fun and adventure. With a playful approach and an understanding of why all movement matters, you can feel in control, motivated and joyful again.

Mind/Body Connection

The mind/body connection is crucial to overall health and well-being, but it’s often overlooked in traditional healthcare. A health coach can help you identify ways to improve this connection, such as through mindfulness practices like meditation or yoga. Focusing on the mind/body connection can improve your mental health, reduce stress and anxiety, and even improve physical symptoms like pain and inflammation.

Surviving a Health Scare

A health scare can be a wake-up call for many people, and it can be overwhelming to navigate the aftermath. Trust me; I’ve been there! A health coach can help you regain control of your health by providing guidance and support as you change your lifestyle and habits. They can also offer emotional support during this challenging time, helping you cope with the fear and anxiety that often comes with a health scare.

Stress Management

Stress is significant in many health issues, from cardiovascular disease to mental health disorders like depression and anxiety. A health coach can provide strategies for managing stress, such as mindfulness practices or play (exercise), as well as guidance on lifestyle changes, such as improving sleep hygiene and positive food relationships. By working on stress management habits, you can develop coping strategies to enhance your physical and mental health and overall well-being.

Breaking the Cycle of Dieting

Dieting can be a frustrating and demotivating experience. Many people fall into the trap of yo-yo dieting, where they go on a strict diet to lose weight, only to regain it once they stop. A health coach can help you break this cycle by guiding how to create a healthy and balanced relationship with food. They can help you identify the root causes of your eating habits and develop a plan that will allow you to make sustainable changes to your diet.

Reducing Overwhelm

Finally, a health coach can help you reduce overwhelmed by breaking your goals into manageable steps. They can provide accountability and support as you work towards your health and wellness goals, helping you stay motivated and on track. Using my unique Goals-Skills-Practices-Actions Model (GSPA) and creating sustainable healthy habits, you can improve your overall quality of life and achieve greater well-being.

An Investment Worth Making

Working with a health coach can be valuable to your overall health and well-being. Whether you’re a mid-life executive navigating menopause or simply looking to improve your health and reduce stress, a health coach can provide guidance, support, and accountability as you make sustainable changes to your lifestyle and habits. By prioritizing self-care, creating sustainable healthy practices, and breaking the cycle of dieting, you can achieve a greater sense of well-being and regain control of your health.

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About the Author: Janet Omstead

To re-ignite people’s passion for play (movement) to fight chronic disease while improving their quality of life as they age.

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